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Arab Jewish Community Centre

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109 Kedem St., Jaffa 68051
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Organisation Type: 
Public Institution
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General Information: 

AJCC is an affiliate of the Tel Aviv-Jaffa Municipality’s Department of Community Centres. It employs Executive Director, Deputy Director and Coordinators for the different activity areas. It counts about 60 part-time employees (teachers, instructors, administration).
All general administration costs are covered by the Tel Aviv Jaffa Municipality.
A variety of projects take place at the centre, from artistic workshops and cultural events to social welfare and community empowerment.
AJCC works with all philanthropic and social organs in and outside of Jaffa.

Mission and Objectives: 

The Centre constitutes an extraordinary model in Israel for co-existence. It was established for the purpose of bringing together Jews and Arabs living in Israel and educating towards recognition and cooperation between the nations.
The philosophy of the center is preservation of ethnic, religious and national individuality while fostering better understanding, tolerance and democratic values among diverse populations.
Our work is divided into four strategic areas: Workshops and enrichment activities for all, Educational activities for children, co-existence and democratic activity, Social, welfare and community activities.

Main Projects / Activities: 

- Enrichment programs combined with the regional school system
- Workshops and educational activities, languages, music etc.
- Day-care Centre for Arab and Jewish Children-at-Risk
- “Voices of Peace” choir
- Youth leadership programme
- Women’s Club
- Duet Festival Celebrations
- Gimnstrada and other sports events